Nature Connection

Nature Collective, formerly San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, hosted its AWE Gala at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in October. Guests were treated to a wild and enchanting evening, complete with a hosted reception, raffle, live and silent auctions, dinner, wine, and entertainment. The event was a great success, raising $350,000 to expand the experiences Nature Collective offers in nature for all.

Nature Collective is a nonprofit comprised of scientists and nature enthusiasts, driven by the vision of a world where everyone has a passion to connect with, experience, and protect nature. The organization offers a variety of activities for the community each month including hikes, educational tours, field trips, family days, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Nature Collective is also dedicated to conservation both in the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and throughout San Diego County. Current projects encompass everything from habitat restoration and wildlife preservation to improving tidal circulation in the lagoon and propagating local flora in the Native Plant Nursery. Community members are invited to help Nature Collective biologists install more than 11,000 native plant seedlings at Harbaugh Seaside Trails from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following Saturdays: December 14 and 21 and January 11, 18, 25.

Learn more at www.thenaturecollective.org.